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Doctor insights on: What Is Hypoechoic Nodularity In The Gland

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Should i be concerned if the ER dr found a nodular on my thyroid gland?

Should i be concerned if the ER dr found a nodular on my thyroid gland?

Being human!: Opinions vary, but... Especially for women, thyroid nodules are very common. These are sometimes familial or inherited and are sometimes more common later in life. There is little to be worried about if you have one (or more), especially if they are small, but biopsy of nodules 8 or 10mm or larger is recommended. You should get thyroid blood work and a formal thyroid ultrasound for now. ...Read more

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What is meant by nodular thickening of the left adrenal gland related to hyperplasia without well defined nodule?

Size and location: The adrenal glands can increase in size due to hyperplasia (usually bilateral) or a tumor (adenoma or carcinoma). However, hyperplasia may give rise to a thickening of the gland by imaging. There is also nodular hyperplasia, which is often related to specific hormone production (cortisol, aldosterone, etc). Not sure if you are symptomatic. ...Read more

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Thyroid gland hyper functioning nodule right lobe multi nodular goiter. What does this all mean?

Thyroid gland hyper functioning nodule right lobe multi nodular goiter. What does this all mean?

Multinodular goiter: Hi. Your hyper-functioning nodule is producing thyroid hormone without pituitary regulation. Since you have multiple nodules, chances are they're all overproducing thyroid hormone (aka "hot" nodules). Your radio-iodine scan will tell. Any "cold" nodule of certain size will need to be evaluated to make sure it's not cancer (you may not have any cold nodules). Treatment with 131-Iodine is easy. ...Read more

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3 years of fluctuating blood pressure-tachycardia-excessive sweating-shortness of breath-headaches-CatScan shows nodular thickening left adrenal gland?

3 years of fluctuating blood pressure-tachycardia-excessive sweating-shortness of breath-headaches-CatScan shows nodular thickening left adrenal gland?

Adrenal: I hope your doctor has discussed this finding with you. It may well be nothing to be concerned about but your doctor must advise you. If you can, please let me know what transpires. ...Read more

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A single ovoid hypervascular, hypoechoic nodules noted in the right mid gland measuring 0.4x0.3x0.2cm, thyroid. Also a 4mm ovoid nodule found?

Too small: To biopsy so, for now, you'll have to sit tight. Also, you need to speak with your doctor about what you other lab values are. ...Read more